E-CIGARETTE REGULATIONS - SOUTH CAROLINA

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E-CIGARETTE REGULATIONS - SOUTH CAROLINA

Post by bvegypfk » Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:31 am

Are e-cigarettes in any section of the state’s statutes included in the definition of "Tobacco Products"?
No



How does the state define an e-cigarette?
Alternative nicotine product means “a product, including electronic cigarettes, that consists of or contains nicotine that can be ingested into the body by chewing, smoking, absorbing, dissolving, inhaling, or by any other means.”
S.C. Code Ann. § 16-17-501(6) (2018)

Electronic cigarette means “an electronic product or device that produces a vapor that delivers nicotine or other substances to the person inhaling from the device to simulate smoking, and is likely to be offered to, or purchased by, consumers as an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, or electronic pipe.”
S.C. Code Ann. § 16-17-501(7) (2018)



Is there a state excise or special tax (non-sales tax) placed on e-cigarettes?
N/A

https://www.publichealthlawcenter.org/r ... -review/sc

What regulations are in place for e-cigarette packaging?
N/A



What restrictions are in place for retail or youth access?
Sale/distribution of alternative nicotine products to persons under age 18 prohibited.
S.C. Code Ann. §§ 16-17-500(A); 16-17-502(A) (2018)

Purchase/possession of alternative nicotine products by persons under age 18 prohibited.
S.C. Code Ann. § 16-17-500(F) (2018)

Vending machine sales of alternative nicotine products restricted to locations inaccessible to persons under age 18 or locked and under control of owner.
S.C. Code Ann. § 16-17-500(D) (2018)

Internet or remote sales of alternative nicotine products require third party age verification.
S.C. Code Ann. § 16-17-500(C) (2018)



Is a retail license or permit required to sell e-cigarettes?
No



What smoke-free restrictions exist for e-cigarette use?
Use of electronic cigarettes prohibited in ambulances.
S.C. Code Ann. Regs. 61-7 § 601(O) (2018)



South Carolina e-cigarette regulation as of September 15, 2018. Click to return to the map page.



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